Natalie Tinti is a 10 year old fourth grader who has written and illustrated her own book, Sewing A Friendship. The story centers on four friends with different personalities who befriend an unpopular neighbor to win a fashion design competition on the first day of summer. Natalie writes with a cheerful and exuberant spirit and plenty of colorful drawings.
If it was up to me, I might have edited down the exhaustive detail (88 pages!) and focused on the adorable pictures more but Roo really liked reading it as a chapter book. In fact, she liked it so much that she is inspired to write her own one of these days! Here is her picture of the school-loving Meeka character from Sewing A Friendship:
I think Sewing A Friendship is the first of many great projects of Natalie's that will inspire other young girls.
Disclosure: we received a copy of Sewing A Friendship to facilitate this review.